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May 13- June 5, 2016
From May 13 through June 5, 2016, a new and unique exhibition by Tino Sehgal will be presented in Marrakech. This project, organized by curator Mouna Mekouar and supported by Moroccan partners, will unfold at the BAM, a historical building located at the edge of the Jemaa el-Fna square. Tino Sehgal will present choreographed sequences interpreted by dancers, showcasing contemporary work alongside more ancient practices.
Tino Sehgal at BAM, Jemaa el-Fna Square, Marrakech
May 12- August 28, 2016
The Guggenheim Bilbao presents Eija-Liisa Ahtila's The Annunciation, an installation that consists of three projections that reenact a well-known passage in the Gospel of Luke (1:26–38) that narrates one of the most important themes in Christian iconography, and also one of the central motifs of some of the earliest paintings to successfully use perspective.


This contemporary Annunciation explores the nature of miracles and the possibilities of perception and knowledge and contains material produced during the preparations for shooting and an actual reconstruction of the event of the Annunciation.

 
Eija-Liisa Ahtila at Guggenheim Bilbao
April 29, 2016
Steve McQueen speaks about his work with Donna De Salvo, Deputy Director for International Initiatives and Senior Curator at the Museum.

For the exhibition Open Plan, McQueen is creating a newly expanded version of his work End Credits, which presents documents from the FBI file kept on the legendary African-American performer Paul Robeson.
Steve McQueen in Conversation with Donna De Salvo at the Whitney Museum of American Art
April 29- May 14, 2016
The Whitney Museum of American Art presents Open Plan: Steve McQueen, part of an experimental five-part exhibition which uses the museum's fifth-floor as a single open gallery. McQueen will feature a newly expanded version of his work End Credits, which presents documents from the FBI file kept on the legendary African-American performer Paul Robeson. 
Steve McQueen at the Whitney Museum of American Art
April 23- July 31, 2016
The Musée Grenoble presents a solo exhibition of works by Cristina Iglesias.
Cristina Iglesias at the Musée Grenoble
April 21-22, 2016
Triumphs and Laments:A Project for Rome (2016) will be a large-scale, 550 meter-long frieze, erased from the biological patina on the travertine embankment walls that line Rome’s urban waterfront. Exploring dominant tensions in the history of the Eternal City from past to present, a procession of figures, up to 10 meters high, will represent Rome’s greatest victories and defeats from mythological time to present, forming a silhouetted procession on Piazza Tevere, between Ponte Sisto and Ponte Mazzini.
 
The work will open on April 21-22, 2016 with the premiere of a theatrical event created in collaboration with composer Philip Miller, featuring live shadow play and two processional bands performing against the backdrop of the frieze.
 
William Kentridge's Triumphs and Laments: A Project for Rome
April 19 – August 14, 2016
The Von der Heydt Museum Wuppertal presents Tony Cragg: Retrospektive, the first comprehensive retrospective of the British sculptor's work. The exhibition is spread over three floors with an overview of his entire oeuvre, from his studies up to current works from 2015.
Tony Cragg at the Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal
April 6- September 11, 2016

Castello di Rivoli presents the first solo exhibition in a museum in Turin of Giovanni Anselmo. Titled Mentre la mano indica, la luce focalizza, nella gravitazione universale si interferisce, la terra si orienta, le stelle si avvicinano di una spanna in più…, it was conceived in close collaboration with the artist, and unfolds on the third floor of the Manica Lunga.

Anselmo has put together a unique itinerary that enhances the building’s architectural flow and its orientation with respect to the apparent motion of the Sun along the east-west axis. As part of this itinerary, which, overall, actually constitutes a new installation, there will also be some other works by the artist, including a few important ones from the past. The project will also be accompanied by the publication of a scholarly and artistic catalogue as well as a re-edition of the rare artist’s book, Leggere (1971–1972).

This exhibition is curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Marcella Beccaria.

Giovanni Anselmo at Castello di Rivoli
April 1- May 1, 2016
Belgian director Chantal Akerman (1950–2015) forged a new cinematic language by wedding an uncompromising formal rigor with a profound depth of feeling. In an extraordinary oeuvre that encompassed travelogues, documentaries, literary adaptations, musicals, and at least one landmark of film history, Akerman explored alienation, female subjectivity, landscapes both physical and psychological, and her own identity. She was that rarest of artists: a visionary whose transfixing, exquisitely controlled camera style and searching intelligence offer a new way of experiencing the world.

Joining BAMcinématek in a city-wide celebration of Akerman’s legacy, Film Forum will open Marianne Lambert’s new documentary, I Don't Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman from March 30—April 5, and will also show a new restoration of Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, from April 1—7.
 
Chantal Akerman at BAM Cinématheque
March 24- December 31, 2016

La Venaria Reale presents Giuseppe Penone- Anafora, seven artworks in the restored Grottoes of the Lower Park in the Gardens in a harmonious “dialogue” with his other imposing installations located in the adjoining Garden of Fluid Sculptures. This set of works punctuate the garden’s path and their contents integrate into and celebrate their bond with their setting.

It is curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and was developed in collaboration with Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea.

 
Giuseppe Penone at La Venaria Reale
March 19- June 26, 2016
The Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto (MART) presents Giuseppe Penone: Sculpture, featuring a number of new and significant works, and reinterpretations of historical works which will be shown in close relation with the museum spaces.
Giuseppe Penone at MART
March 4- September 24, 2016

The Espace Louis Vuitton München presents Les Approches, showcasing the work of Chantal Akerman and Annette Messager. 

Les Approches examines existential and autobiographical elements that form a common thread in the artists’ oeuvres, including their mutual quest to both improve representations of women and the position of female artists in the broader critical context of the visual arts since the 1970s.

Akerman's double-screen video projection Femmes d’Anvers en Novembre (Women from Antwerp in November, 2008) will be shown in the ground floor gallery, while Messager's Ma collection de proverbs (2012) will be shown in the upper gallery.

Chantal Akerman and Annette Messager at Espace Louis Vuitton München
March 4
Niele Toroni has been awarded the 13th Rubens Prize by the city of Siegen. 
Niele Toroni awarded 13th Rubens Prize
March 4- May 29, 2016
The Museum Folkwang presents Thomas Struth: Nature and Politics, an exhibition that will feature around 35 photographs, many of them large-format, dating from the period 2007 to 2015. Objective and sober, they show highly complex apparatuses, structures, and constructions that shape the world we live in today, but which are usually kept out of public view.
Thomas Struth at Museum Folkwang, Essen
March 3- May 15, 2016
The State Hermitage Museum presents a solo exhibition of works by Tony Cragg that was specifically designed by the artist for the museum. It features 55 sculptures and drawings from last two decades, including iconic Minster (1994) and Complete Omnivore (1993) as well as new glass works.
Tony Cragg at the State Hermitage Museum
February 25- June 30, 2016

The Frederick Kiesler Foundation presents Lawrence Weiner - FULL CIRCLE, with a completely redesigned version of his 1999 work for this exhibition. His profound concept of space, his analysis of each specific spatial situation characterize Weiner’s œuvre – here, a bridge to Frederick Kiesler’s work, which revolved around the superordinate idea of an endless space throughout all his life, is built in complete independence. 

For the exhibition at the Frederick Kiesler Foundation, Lawrence Weiner did not only create new wall installations, but is also responsible for the design of the exhibition’s poster and booklet. 


Lawrence Weiner at Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation
February 14- May 15, 2016
MoMA presents the first Marcel Broodthaers retrospective organized in New York, which will reunite key works from all aspects of his art making to underscore the complex trajectory of his career, which despite its brief duration proved enormously influential to future generations of artists.
Marcel Broodthaers at MoMA
January 30- April 24, 2016
Pierre Huyghe, winner of the 2015 Kurt Schwitters Prize, will have a solo exhibition of new works at the Sprengel Museum, Hannover.
Pierre Hughe at the Sprengel Museum Hannover
January 22- July 31, 2016
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterrey (MARCO) presents Animitas, a solo exhibition of Christian Boltanski, which includes representative works that evoke places of spiritual worship, notions of sanctuary and questions the mechanisms of today's world to preserve memory.
Christian Boltanski at MARCO
October 17, 2015- May 15, 2016
The Musée d'art de Calais presents Annette Messager's solo exhibition Dessus/Dessous (Top/Bottom), 19 works of art and installations that have never been seen before in France and was specifically created for the exhibition. Both monumental and intimate works will be showcased both in the Musée d'art de Calais and la Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode.
Annette Messager at le Musée des Beaux-Arts de Calais and La Cité Internationale de la Dentelle et de la Mode
April 26, 2014- ongoing
 
 
Toledo stands above the fast flowing waters of the River Tagus. Its waters were drawn up by the first communities into their fountains, cisterns and baths, and so the settlement flourished.

In making Tres Aguas – A Project for Toledo, her most ambitious work to date, Cristina Iglesias drew from the cultural history of the city, its mingling and layering of Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities who lived alongside each other for centuries in the period known as "La Convivencia" or The Co-existence. The three sculptural works that make up the project bring water to the fore; it courses through channels and travels back into the ground after animating the surfaces of the works so they come to resemble the overgrown bed of some ancient river. Visitors are taken on a journey through the city as they visit each work, from a mudéjar water tower to the city's main public space and then onto a hidden location within a convent, a place not normally open for visitors.
 
Conceived as a journey into the heart of the city, Iglesias' project aligns the hard materials of architecture and the fluidity of water to deliver a sequence of large-scale sculptural works that bring the river back into the body of this historic city. 
 
Cristina Iglesias: Tres Aguas